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Trying a New Sport? Remember, You're Not an Olympian (Yet)

If watching the winter games made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them. Don’t forget proper training and appropriate use of equipment.

Need Motivation to Exercise? Try the Buddy System

Are you still thinking about a New Year’s resolution to work out more? Research shows that exercising with a buddy can give you both mental and physical boosts.

Online Shopping Tips

Shopping online is easy and sometimes faster than finding what you want at the local mall. With just a few clicks, your order is processed and your purchase could be on your doorstep the next day. That is, unless you clicked on an ad that was really a scam.

How to Help Someone Quit Smoking

Most people who quit smoking don’t do it on their own. They get a lot of help and support from friends, family and significant others. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, here is how you can help someone in your life quit smoking.

The Long and Short of Long-Distance Caregiving

If you are living an hour or more away from a person who needs your help, you’re a long-distance caregiver. Here are tips on how you can do more -- even when you're far away.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury — or TBI — caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head or hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

Back-to-School Basics

Back-to-school time can be hectic for both parents and kids. Here are some tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start!

Avoiding Bed Bugs When You Travel

The chance of picking up bed bugs when you travel is low, but as infestations become more common throughout the world, it is important to take precautions. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on clothing and luggage, especially in places where travelers sleep. These tips will help you avoid bed bug bites when you travel.

What to Tell Kids About Disturbing News Stories

News gleaned from TV, social media or news sites can be a positive educational experience for kids. But when the images are violent or the stories touch on disturbing topics, problems can arise. Here's how to help kids put frightening information into a reasonable context.

5 Things to Know About Tai Chi

Tai chi is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Several clinical trials have evaluated the effects of tai chi in people with various health conditions.

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